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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1970-12-23

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1970-12-23


Topics Live concert


Me And Bobby McGee, Dire Wolf, Good Lovin' > Drums > Good Lovin', Casey Jones > Uncle John's Band


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > Master Reel? > Master Cassette > Cassette > CoolEdit > FLAC16
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Notes

This is the complete set played on 12/23/70 at Winterland. It does not include the four-song excerpt ("Hard to Handle" through "Cold Rain and Snow") from 12/17/70 that was long thought to be a part of this show. At the end, Phil says: "Good night, folks. Merry Christmas and God bless you!" And Jerry adds: "Thanks for helping us bail out the Bear!"

The show had been billed as a benefit for the Montessori School featuring the "Acoustic Dead" together with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. "This is how it exists on Bear's cassettes," wrote Dick on a note attached to the cassette copy. "I can't be responsible for how Deadbase has the songs listed."

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Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2014
Subject: Good Lovin'
1970 Grateful Dead rules.
Reviewer: vicscribe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2014
Subject: Born into it
This concert occurred while my mother gave birth to me up in Canada.
Reviewer: Chris U. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2014
Subject: Luxuriate in the sound of this
Damn, that's an extremely fine live recording of an incredible band performing some great songs at perfect intensity.

There's just the right amount of feedback and some really sweet reverb. There's a few spots of noise here and there where Bear might be pushing things too hard but that's only part of the excitement, right?

The vocals are tight and the playin' is sublime. Probably due to the guitar tone, parts of the Good Lovin' jam remind me of the best parts of Blind Faith's "Do What You Like". Very very cool.
Reviewer: micah6vs8 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2012
Subject: Very Tasty
Somewhat of a hidden nugget, at least to me. Bobby gets on Bear pretty hard, but the sound is better then O.K.. I would like to hear what came next as well.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2011
Subject: 4
4
Reviewer: erik65 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2011
Subject: "Hot Tuna's gonna come out and play,"
said Jerry, after the encore.

Where do I find THAT?
Reviewer: lickmyballs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2011
Subject: Mmmm good
This is a tasty little morsel of a show vintage 1970. Jerry laying down some righteous licks in the post-drums 'Good Lovin' jam. Everything else here is very flavorful as well. Oh yeah and it sounds fantastic.
Reviewer: janisj1969 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 4, 2009
Subject: INDEED
wow when i saw me n booby on the set list i didnt think it would be as good or as kick ass as it is haha!!!!!
Reviewer: sweetface - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2009
Subject: Not the complete concert.
I was there -- they probably did about a two-hour set. This was one of the greatest concerts ever. It was billed in the newspaper as "Acoustic Grateful Dead" and there were only about 100 people in Winterland that night. During New Riders, they wheeled out a big vat of electric apple cider (a step up from kool-aid I guess) and when everyone was coming on, the full electric Dead came on. It was amazing. After the Dead, Electric Hot Tuna played.
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: Good Lovin? wow......
why NO REVIEWS ON THIS?

this is absolutely SMOKING UNCONTROLLABLY, like the whole group is just RAGING THROUGH SPACE on a magic carpet ride of their own making... SPILLING CREATIVITY on the passing clusters of space dust.... and spiraling into nearby galaxies....

baby, they saved it ALLLLLLL for GOOD LOVIN' in 1970 -- when the jam rolls around on GOOOD LOVIN in this show JERRY puts on a won man show of uninhibited RIFFOLOGY......


OH F*CK it -- you know what i mean -- hell, PIG Had To SHUT UP for a minute NOW din'he...?
Reviewer: Street Pig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2006
Subject: Sweet and Complete
Thanks for the complete show,just another fine example of their 70 sound, great mix and recording.Bobby does a great Job with the groovey sounding Bobby McGee ( Janis had been gone less than 3 months)Jerry takes no prisoners with his smoking leads in GOOD LOVIN'
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